Adele Reveals That Her Song ‘I Drink Wine’ Was Originally 15 Minutes Long (& Fans Want the Full Version)

It seems that Taylor Swift isn't the only one who makes really long demos when she writes her songs.

In a new review of Adele's track “I Drink Wine,” Rolling Stone revealed that the singer originally had a 15 minute-long version of the song. However, when it came time to make cuts, her label told her it needed to be trimmed down.

“[The label] was like, ‘Listen, everyone loves you, but no one’s playing a 15-minute song on radio,’” Adele said.

While the final version of the song ended up being around half that time (clocking in around 6 minutes and 18 seconds), fans were quick to request the original cut.

One user shared a meme of someone handing out a stack of bills and said, “Release ‘I Drink Wine - 15 Minute Version’ immediately.”

Of course many made references to the recently released 10-minute version of Taylor Swift's song, “All Too Well,” which got remade with the title, “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version).” One user jokingly wrote, “I Drink Wine (15 Minute Version) (Adele’s Version) (From the Cellar).”

While it's unclear whether we'll ever hear the original cut of the song, we've still been happily streaming Adele's new album, 30. The newest release from the 33-year-old crooner contains the number-one hit, “Easy on Me,” and other emotional tracks, like the song “My Little Love,” which features an actual candid recording of Adele's son talking with her.

The more we learn about this album, the more we fall in love with it.

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Joel Calfee

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
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